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Finding Purpose in Suffering

What you endure and learn from your struggles can be used to help others.

Finding the purpose behind suffering

One thing I constantly wrestle with is the question of suffering. It’s something that bewilders me to no end.

Luckily, God is constantly sending me reminders that there’s a purpose behind my struggles. (He has to send a lot, though, because I tend to forget very quickly!)

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The other day, for example, writer and Guideposts contributor Patricia Small emailed me a poem called “In Many Tongues” from poet and author Grace Noll Crowell.

It was so illuminating that I just had to share a bit of it with you:

“O you who have grown weary of your load,
Shoulder it bravely again a little while…
With grief or pain. God will have need of you
As His interpreter that you may tell
Them the hope ahead, of the healing years,
And of his love.”

What do you think? Have you found a purpose behind suffering? Share your thoughts below.

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